hi i'm new to this forum so don't expect much. i'm turning 15 in a couple weeks and my golf tryouts are on wednsday and thursday. i'm wondering what to expect on what they're looking for. i usually shoot 80s.
Making High school golf team
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They are looking for someone who can score well, has good etiquette, and is honest. Just go out and focus on your game. Don't worry about what anybody else is shooting. Be courteous and play well. Good luck.
But the advantage to trying out and possibly making the team, is that if you make it, you will get practice time and play with others who WAN'T you to get better. Along with some coaching that could be invaluable. And it's probably a bit cheaper than paying for lessons!
Go out for the team. You'll be fine. At my high school the highest score that made the team was 297 in a 56-hole qualifier. He was the last of the 12 who made the team. Then they kept 5 on the practice squad who practice with the team but will never play in a match. Last year our varsity team scores were usually right around 37, 38, 41, 42, 42, 43 for 9 holes. In Ohio's D1 Sectional Tournament our team went 78, 78, 81, 82, 83. It was play 5, count 4 and we advanced on the 5th-man scorecard. Par was 72.
This year we don't have anyone who will give par a run, but we all shoot right around 40/40 with the occassional 38 or 39 to cancel out the 41 or 42. 80's are golden. Get four 80's in our Sectional and District Tournaments and you'll probably be moving on. This is NE Ohio.
so ..it is thursday afternoon...how did it go?
Congrats on making the team.
I shot +3 and +4 for 9 holes during tryouts when I was a junior and didnt make the team. I tried out again senior year, +4 both days, didnt make the team. Unfortunately the team was that good, if i had been attending any other school in the area I would have been on the team because they all stunk. Still bitter, lol.
First time I ever played on a golf course was when I tried out for my high school team, I made the team because they needed to me to actually compete, i was the 6th and last team member. I was the bottom man and was horrible back then, I would have been lucky to shoot a 55 in 9 holes back then. My senior year (second year on the team) I improved but was still pretty bad, but so was the rest of the team. I don't think we won many matches in the 2 years I was there, but it was a blast win or lose. I wish I would have continued golfing straight out of high school but I took 9 years off before I really got into golf and started to take it seriously. I played a few times a year but nothing like I play now.